Burgoyne definition

  • others:
    • Burgoyne, John Known as "Gentleman Johnny.” 1722-1792. British general and playwright. In the American Revolution he captured Fort Ticonderoga (July 6, 1777) but lost the Battle of Saratoga (October 17, 1777). The Heiress (1786) was his most popular play.
    • To surround and capture in a body.
  • noun:
    • An intrenching-tool which combines a spade, an ax, and a mantlet.
    • Brit general within the United states Revolution which captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the fight of Saratoga in 1777 (1722-1792)

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